AGLC Examples - Getting started with AGLC - Quotations

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Quotations may be used in the body of the text and in footnotes.

Short quotations of three lines or less may be incorporated into the text in single quotation marks.


It was held that in respect of vending machines, 'the offer is made when the proprietor of the machine holds it out as being ready to receive money'.1

Long quotations of four lines or more should be indented from the left margin, in a smaller font size, and be without quotation marks. Closing punctuation should not be included within the quotations marks unless the quotation is quoted as a complete sentence.

A colon is not required for introducing long quotations if the sentence leads seamlessly into a quotation.


The Judge stated that


See General Rules Part 1.5.